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Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff

Program Director Professor, Education

Education

Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology
Argosy University
M.Ed. in School Counseling
Campbell University

Research Interests

School Counseling Psychology

Positions Held

2018 - Present
City U Seattle
Associate Faculty
2006 - 2010
Prince William County Schools
Middle School Counselor
2010 - 2010
George Mason University
Adjunct Faculty
2003 - 2006
Prince William County Schools
Elementary School Counselor
1998 - 2003
Cumberland County Schools
School Counselor

Intellectual Contributions

Building rapport and creating a sense of community: Are relationships important in the online classroom?

Kimberlee Ratliff
May 6, 2019
Internet Learning Journal

How Children of Police Officers Can Benefit from Counseling

Kimberlee M Ratliff
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2018
In Public Safety

What is Secondary Trauma?

Kimberlee M Ratliff
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2018
In Public Safety

Operation cope: Support for military families during deployment

Kimberlee M Ratliff
2010
VSCA Voice

Free Resources for School Counselors

Kimberlee M Ratliff
2009
VSCA Voice

Helping Disconnected Middle School Students

Kimberlee M Ratliff
2009
VSCA Voice

Presentations

Counseling Multiracial Populations: Strengths and Challenges

October 15, 2019

Suicide Prevention Awareness

APUS Active Minds 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Symposium
September 20, 2019

Counseling Multiracial Populations: Strengths and Challenges

American Counseling Association Conference
March 30, 2019

Transforming the Online Counselor Education Classroom Experience

Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
November 9, 2018

Mental Health Wellness: Self-Care Activities

Suicide Prevention Awareness Symposium
September 27, 2018

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Suicide Prevention Awareness Symposium
September 26, 2018

Suicide Prevention Awareness

SSGS Faculty Meeting
September 13, 2018

National Partnership of Active Minds and NSCS

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction
September 12, 2018

Landing your first School Counseling Position

APUS Alumni Network Presentation
June 12, 2018

Preparing for Professional School Counselor Exam

Praxis Prep
March 13, 2018

Educational Journey

Kappa Delta Pi Webinar
October 17, 2017

Who Are You? Counseling Multiracial Students

Oregon School Counselor Association Conference
October 13, 2017

Multiracial Competence in the Helping Professions

APUS Psychology Club Speaker Series
September 12, 2017

Building rapport and promoting student engagement in the online classroom

Teaching Excellence Summit
April 2017

Building Rapport and Promoting Student Engagement in the Online Classroom

APUS Teaching Excellent Summit
April 19, 2017

Using Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies to Transform the Online School Counselor Education Classroom

Evidence-Based School Counseling National Conference
March 10, 2017

Setting Your Digital Compass: A Counselor Educator's Guide to Navigating the Culture of Social Media

ACES Conference
October 10, 2015

Counseling Multiracial Children: Creative Activities for Exploring Identity

Virginia Counselors Association Convention
November 22, 2014

Counseling Multiracial Children and Adolescents

Seattle University Chi Sigma Iota Professional Development (Invited Presentation)
April 2013

Counseling Multiracial Students

Washington School Counselor Association Conference
March 2012

Counseling Biracial/Multiracial Students

American School Counselor Association Conference
June 2011

What Are You?: Counseling Biracial/Multiracial Children

VAMCD Workshop
April 2010

What Are You? Counseling Biracial/Multiracial Students

Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention
November 2009

Parents of Multiracial Children.

Virginia Tech
2008

Building Empathy and Tolerance in the Middle School: Creative Programs that Make a Difference

Virginia School Counselors Association Annual Conference
April 2008

Obesity in Children.

PWCS Student Services Symposium
August 2007

Queen Bees, Wannabees, and the Boy Who Stole Your Lunch (Bullying)

Student Services Back to School Symposium
August 18, 2006

Fear Factor: Bully Prevention in Our Schools

American School Counselor Association Conference
June 25, 2006

Queen Bees, Wannabees, and the Boy Who Stole Your Lunch Money

Virginia School Counselor Association Conference
March 30, 2006

Mean Girls, Queen Bees, and the Boy Who Stole Your Lunch Money

Virginia Counseling Association Conference
November 18, 2005

Media Contributions

Multicultural Encounters

Counseling Today
November 2019
Magazine

APUS School Counseling Alumni Network Makes Its Debut

Online Learning Tips
July 8, 2019
Social Media - Blog

Five Facts About Child Sexual Abuse You Need to Know

In Public Safety
April 19, 2019
Social Media - Blog

How Military Spouses Can Reach Educational and Career Goals

InMilitary
April 27, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Treating Anxiety in Schoolchildren: A Mindfulness Approach

Online Career Tips
April 19, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Crisis Text Line: Volunteer Hannah Emmett Offers Insights on Mental Health Support

Online Learning Tips
February 27, 2018
Social Media - Blog

Five-Minute Self-Care Strategies to Build into Your Day

Online Learning Tips
April 18, 2017
Social Media - Blog

How to Respond to 3 Rude Comments about your Multiracial Child

Parents Latina Magazine
May 2016
Magazine

All Schools Should Have Suicide Prevention Programs

EDNewsDaily
October 2015
Social Media - Blog

Creating a Culture of Acceptance for Multiracial and Multiethnic Students

Medium
October 30, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Domestic Violence: Trending Now in High Schools & College Campuses

Medium
October 27, 2015
Social Media - Blog

A Parent's Guide to Preparing Children for Social Media Interaction

Medium
October 23, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Daddy's Home: How to Help Your Child Adjust to Post-Deployment Stress

InMilitaryEducation
May 26, 2015
Social Media - Blog

10 Ways to Support Military Spouses this Mother's Day

InMilitaryEducation
May 6, 2015
Social Media - Blog

Peer Buddies: Meeting the Social Needs of Students with Severe Disabilities

EDNewsDaily
2014
Social Media - Blog

Compassion Fatigue: Helping the School Counselor Cope

APUS Edutrends Online
December 19, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Efforts to Make School Counselors Optional Won't Help Student Outcome

Ed News Daily
December 1, 2014
Social Media - Blog

Child Sex Trafficking: How to Take Action Through Prevention and Reporting

APUS Edutrends Online
November 25, 2014
Social Media - Blog

School Administrator's Guide to Supporting the Role of School Counselors

Edutopia
November 2013
Social Media - Blog

Exploring the Advantages of Online Counselor Education

Online Learning Tips
September 2013
Social Media - Blog

21st Century School Counseling: Dispelling Myths of the School Counselor

21st Century School Counseling: Dispelling Myths of the School Counselor
2012
Social Media - Blog

21st Century School Counseling: Dispelling Myths of the School Counselor

Edutrends Online
2012
Social Media - Blog

Influence of Technology in School Counseling

Influence of Technology in School Counseling
2012
Social Media - Blog

School Counselors as Disaster Mental Health Counselors

School Counselors as Disaster Mental Health Counselors
2012
Social Media - Blog

Want to Get Connected? Try Chapter Membership

VCA Newsletter
October 2009
Magazine

Certifications and Licensure

May 31, 2018
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
American Public University System - Center for Teaching and Learning
November 29, 2017
State of Washington Education Certificate-Residency Educatonal Staff Associate ( First Issue)
State of Washington
June 2002
Trauma and Loss School Specialist
TLC The National Institute
September 20, 2002
National Certified School Counselor (NCSC)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
July 11, 2002
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
April 04, 2017
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Pupil Personnel Services License
Virginia Department of Education
September 20, 2002
National Certified School Counselor (NCSC)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
July 11, 2002
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
July 10, 2017
Mental Health Counselor License
Washington State Department of Health

Awards & Honors

June 28, 2019
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
School Counselling Alumni Network
June 28, 2019
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
Active Minds
May 10, 2019
APUS Chapter of the Year
American Public University System
Advisor for Active Minds, selected as Chapter of the Year 2018
March 24, 2019
Active Minds Advisor of the Year
Active Minds
Received award at National Conference.
October 24, 2018
4th Place
2018 Provost Challenge
Received 4th Place Award for Provost Challenge event along with team members Christi Bartman, Marie Harper, and Sandi Shaw. Our team presented Hackathons in the forums to increase engagement.
June 27, 2018
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
Active Minds
August 28, 2017
Active Minds Grant Recipient
Active Minds
Applied for and received Active Minds grant to assist with funding for our first Miles for Mental Health fundraiser.
June 2017
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
Active Minds
June 28, 2017
Outstanding Leadership
APUS
In the Chapter Advisor, faculty and staff members are provided with a unique opportunity to develop professionally and make significant contributions outside of their day-to-day role. As these positions are volunteers, we would like to recognize Kimberlee’s commitment to the university’s mission, going above-and-beyond to make a difference on campus—and we hope you will too!
June 2016
2016 3-Minute Thesis 2nd Place Award
APUS
Presented innovative introduction forums and end-of-program assessment ideas, voted upon by colleagues and received 2nd place overall.
June 2016
APUS Scholar of the Week Award for Innovative Trends in the Field
APUS
Received award for Scholar of the Week scholarship activity through online blogs published and media outreach from Parents Latina Magazine (national/international magazine)
June 12, 2014
2014 Provost Innovation Challenge 3rd Place
APUS
Participated in the 2014 Innovation Challenge and placed 3rd for implementation of the e-portfolio project.
June 12, 2014
Scholar of the Week All Star Most Viral Award for 2013
APUS
Article published at Edutopia titled School Administrator's Guide to Supporting the Role of the School Counselor. “School Administrator's Guide to Supporting the Role of School Counselors” (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/admin-guide-to-school-counselors-kimberlee-ratliff)
June 2011
APUS School of Education Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award
APUS
August 2009
Potomac Middle School Shining Star Award
April 2009
Hero in Education Award
Prince William Education Foundation
March 2009
Prince William County Schools Classy Award
Prince William County Schools
November 2008
Virginia Counselor of the Year
Virginia Counselors Association
September 2007
Nominated for American School Counselor of the Year Award
August 2007
Prince William County Student Services Above and Beyond Award
Prince William County Student Services